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Weapons squadrons integrate combat skillsets

From 28,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, Capt. Lance Adsit and Lt. Col. Erik Johnson, B-52 Stratofortress pilots, looked out their cockpit window to the right and see a fellow bomber aircraft soaring through the clouds; two B-1B Lancers shared the airspace far to the south.

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Lightning I pilot meets Lightning II, shares stories

Retired Maj. Earl Conrad Jr., a World War II fighter pilot who flew the original P-38 Lightning, visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016, to get a glimpse of the F-35 Lightning II, the namesake of the legendary fighter aircraft which dominated the skies over the Pacific during his time in service.

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Legendary pilot passes

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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USS Detroit commissioned in namesake city

The crew of USS Detroit (LCS 7) brought its ship to life before a crowd of nearly 6,500 in front of the iconic General Motors building at the Port of Detroit.

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Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System on a shovel-ready site in Mississippi.

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U.S. Navy awards Raytheon $255 million to complete development of next generation precision landing system

Posted  October 19, 2016

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $255 million contract for development and production readiness of its next generation precision landing system. The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System uses GPS satellite navigation to provide more accurate landing guidance for manned and unmanned aircraft, replacing radar and beacons used in older systems. This contract was announced…

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Headlines – October 17, 2016

Posted  October 17, 2016

News Kurdish troops advance on ISIS-held villages east of Mosul – About 4,000 Kurdish pesh merga troops are involved in the operation to retake 10 villages, the opening phase of a battle that could take weeks or months and could involve nearly 30,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops, with American warplanes providing air support.    …

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Pilot carries on four generations of tradition

Posted  October 17, 2016

Some people say flying is in their DNA. That couldn’t be truer for Capt. John Lockheed, an Air Force Reserve pilot assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He’s a fourth-generation pilot -- continuing a family tradition that encompasses more than a century of flight.

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Lockheed Martin celebrates 25 years of work on the Royal Navy’s Merlin helo program

Posted  October 17, 2016

Lockheed Martin has led the celebrations to recognise the 25th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s Merlin anti-submarine and anti-surface helicopter. The original contract for the Merlin Mk1 helicopter was awarded Oct. 9, 1991.

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A first sergeant’s 20-year journey from hardship to success

Posted  October 17, 2016

For 1st Sgt. Gina Aceves, the dream of joining the Army began when she was in fifth grade when a meeting with an Army recruiter gave her an idea for how she could raise her family out of financial hardship and allow them to stay in the United States.

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